Job Overview

Summary

IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

STATEWIDE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT:  JFHQ

Public Affairs Specialist

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #:D1167000

Series/Grade: GS-1035-09/09

Salary Range: $49,765.00-$64,697.00

MAY CONVERT TO PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE

IF SELECTED, CURRENT TECHNICIAN'S TENURE WILL TRANSFER WITH MEMBER TO THIS POSITION

*Candidates must possess and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED FOR DUAL STATUS ONLY:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.

Application materials must be received by Tuesday, May 09, 2017.  Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 

Duties

MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

The primary purpose of the position is to collect, assemble, prepare and disseminate information concerning the various activities of the state's NG.

b. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

(1) Develops news releases and feature articles describing Guard sponsored activities or events, presentation ceremonies, etc.  Distributes these to local and national print and broadcast media representatives.

(2) Responds orally and in writing to requests for information from Guard members, member associations, external audiences or special interest groups.  Determines the sensitivity of data requested and if data is determined to be sensitive or controversial. Coordinates data release with a senior Public Affairs (PA) Specialist.

(3) Evaluates local media programming on NG events, activities or communication campaigns to identify potential public relation issues with message content or format.  Once identified, advises management on potential causes of the problem and forwards suggestions for resolving them.

(4) Gathers data on public reaction to communication campaigns for analyses and evaluation.   When the evaluation is completed, draws the appropriate conclusions and   from these develops and submits recommendations to the PAO for improving the campaign's appeal to the general public or target audience. 

(5) Prepares and disseminates news releases and feature articles to the media for print. Selects and incorporates photographs, film footage, etc., into the release or article to visually enhance the message with viewers.

(6) Consults with the pertinent program specialist to obtain the latest information for use in news releases, radio spots, print articles, meetings and electronic broadcasts.

(7) Develops semi-technical written materials to educate a specific audience on the nature and purpose of the NG's programs, policies and practices. 

(8) Develops positive working relationships with state and local government personnel, community or special interest groups or individuals desiring input on state level NG policy, practices or programs.  

(9) Other duties as assigned. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No